As most probably many of you, I've often wondered how the journey of a Royal Navy ship that I've worked on would look like on a map.
To fulfil my own curiosity I started working on a Windows application that could do just that.
I found it so satisfying that I felt I had to share it with others.
Today I can announce that Journey Plotter is available to you, too.
Journey Plotter is an application for plotting the journeys, or parts thereof, of Royal Navy ships from the World War 1 era.
Journey Plotter makes use of data from original Royal Naval log-books that has been digitised, and then made available by Naval-History.Net.
The log-books have been transcribed by volunteers on the Old Weather project and edited into a more readable form by volunteers on the Naval-History.Net project.
Journey Plotter allows you to:
- Run Windows platforms from Windows XP onward; however, the application is optimized for Windows 7.
- Select a ship from Royal Navy WW1-era or United States Arctic ships since mid-19th century.
- Show information about the selected ship and her log-book editor.
- Use the map provider of your choice:
For most map providers the map, satellite, terrain or hybrid view can be used.
- Pan and zoom the map.
- Show a route line.
- Show position markers. Different markers can be used to indicate gaps in dates and stationary positions.
- Change the position format.
- Filter by date.
- Walk though dates manually, or animate the journey.
- For a given day, show the log-book entries that describe the ship's activities.
- Automatically read all parts of multi-part logs.
- Indicate duplicate dates.
- Save a map as an image.
- Use many customizable settings, such as route and marker colours and sizes, animation speed, position format and map provider access mode.
If you're interested in Journey Plotter follow the link http://journeyplotter.ihostfull.com/
to learn more about it.
Journey Plotter can also be found on Twitter
Changed to reflect the changes in JP 1.5 and added social media links.
Changed map provider Ovi to HERE.
Added link to Facebook page.